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02/14/2018
Santa Barbara Activities

Top 5 Spring Outdoor Activities in Santa Barbara

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There really isn’t a bad time of year to visit Santa Barbara, but there is a time of year where romance blooms stronger and the promise of adventure reaches its peak. Springtime in southern California is all about excitement and the joy of the great outdoors! From high flying excitement to waterborne adventures and everything in between, we’ve done the research and found these top five outdoor activities to enjoy in Santa Barbara in the spring! The View from Above The only thing that can improve a Santa Barbara morning

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02/7/2018
Santa Barbara Activities

Isn’t It Time You Crossed Some Items Off Your California Bucket List?

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Life is too short to keep making lists and never crossing the items off, and now that the mudslides have been cleared away from Highway 101, it’s the perfect time to get that pen out and GO! The weather in Santa Barbara right now is as close to perfect as you can get, and if you’re not sure of where to start on your bucket list, we have compiled this list of exciting places for you to experience! Explore the Architecture of Santa Barbara and its Surrounding Areas Mission Santa

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02/2/2018
Santa Barbara Holidays

Valentine’s Day in Santa Barbara

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If you were ever in doubt, a grand gesture on Valentine’s Day will always be appreciated by your own valentine, and a romantic trip to Santa Barbara for an extended weekend in one of our Paradise Retreats luxury vacation homes is just about as romantic as you can get! Sometimes getting away from the hustle and bustle of real life for a few days of peace and quiet can be just what the romance doctor ordered, and after you arrive, if you’re still unsure of what to do to make

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01/25/2018
Property Management

Why Choose Paradise Retreats for Property Management

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First, let us congratulate you on your choice of purchasing a second home in Santa Barbara. Owning a piece of paradise is something people dream about, but not many achieve! Unfortunately, the hard part may just be beginning if you are deciding to manage your rental property on your own. From design decisions to marketing to tax paperwork, there’s a lot to consider, and sometimes it is just simpler to hire a property management company. A company like ours, Paradise Retreats, for example, can take the lead on the hard

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01/19/2018
Property Highlight

Spotlight on Stone Garden By The Beach

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There’s a reason our property management company is called Paradise Retreats, and the reason is shown over and over again in the homes we rent out. Spacious, elegant, bright, and airy, our homes are as close to paradise as most people will ever get, and our newest home, Stone Garden By The Beach, is no exception. This beautiful 3 bedroom, 3 bathroom structure built of wood, stone, and glass offers panoramic views of the nearby beach and the lush paradise that is its own backyard. With multiple exterior living areas,

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01/5/2018
Events in Santa Barbara

Santa Barbara

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With so many celebrities and such beautiful houses, Santa Barbara has a reputation of glitz—and when it comes to starting the new year in style, the city lives up to that reputation proudly! There’s no shortage of options in Santa Barbara as the calendar flips, so it’s time to start planning your first big outing of the year and visit Santa Barbara! See some of the top reasons you should visit below. 7th Annual Winter Wine Classic Wine connoisseurs will certainly want to be in Santa Barbara during this popular

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12/18/2017
Santa Barbara Activities

Top Local Brews to Try Out

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Santa Barbara is home to some of the best wine country in the United States. Because of this the city enjoys visitors from all over the world. Lovers of wine find a lovely place to enjoy a vacation in Santa Barbara. The city is also home to one of the most thriving craft beer scenes in the state of California, which is saying a lot. There are many local breweries that are serving countless unique beers that you can only try here. The following are a couple of the local

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12/11/2017
Santa Barbara Activities

Bucket List Activities in Santa Barbara

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Santa Barbara is a very special place because of how many unique ways there are to spend a day. The average day in Santa Barbara takes a whole new life than the average day in most places. Gorgeous beaches, a bustling downtown, and weather that is always perfect make for the perfect place for any number of fun activities. Any bucket list worth its salt should have a few Santa Barbara items on it. While there are countless amazing ways to spend a day here, there are a few things

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12/10/2017
Events in Santa Barbara

Most Festive Things to Do in Santa Barbara This Holiday Season

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As the holidays quickly approach, you may find yourself overwhelmed and underprepared; 2017 has been a crazy busy year! Wasn’t it only yesterday you were breaking your first resolution, just minutes after you made it? Now, you look around you and realize Thanksgiving is next week, the Christmas decorations are already up in the stores, and you want to know, “WHERE DID THE TIME GO?” Because you need an infusion of holiday cheer and one last chance to slow down before the year ends, we suggest that a festive vacation

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11/21/2017
Santa Barbara Restaurants

Top Pizza Spots in Santa Barbara

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Santa Barbara is known for many things, including its weather, its beaches, and its food. But one thing that gets overlooked is the amazing selection of pizza locations. One of the best things about being on the coast is the access to very fresh ingredients. The pizza owners in Santa Barbara have mastered the pizza pie with fresh ingredients to create a symphony of flavor. Check out these amazing pizza joints in the Santa Barbara area if you are craving this Italian favorite. Lucky Penny This local favorite combines all

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